$450,000 Settlement for Failure to Treat Preterm Labor / Medication Error
- Date: Winter 2007
- Settlement: $450,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Preterm Labor, Medication Error
The firm settled this case where obstetricians failed , after a pregnant woman’s vaginal leaking of fluid, to recognize the signs of a potential increased risk of preterm labor. In addition, failures to monitor and take other potential precautions deprived the unborn child of a narrow window during which steroids may have been administered, which could have resulted in a better outcome rather than the severe brain damage sustained by the child secondary to premature birth.